We want church to be spiritual, fun and interesting for families, and to include age-appropriate teaching and activities so that all-ages are able to grow in faith and friendship.
For children and young people we offer a range of activities, from ABC Church (0-3 yrs) through Sparklers (3-5 yrs) and Fireworks (6-11 yrs). We are developing our provision for youth, beginning with social activities in the parish centre bar-lounge on Fridays. We expect to run a Youth Alpha Course in the next few months.
ABC Church (0-3s)
Adults, Babies and Children’s Church is a short, fun service of action songs, rhyme, candle prayers, story, and percussion, perfect for families with babies and pre-school children. It’s led by parents and runs alongside the 9.30am Sunday service, in the glass fronted creche room at the rear of church. Families can dip in and out as suits them throughout the service. The ABC Church families do lots of social things together outside of Sunday services so if you’re new to St Chad’s it’s a great way to get to know people. Contact: Sarah McWilliam
Especially for pre-school and nursery aged children, this group meets in the parish centre at 9.30am on Sunday mornings during the school term-time, except the 2nd Sunday of each month when many members join the congregation in church for Parish Praise. Parents are encouraged to leave their children at Sparklers and join in with the main service in church. Bible stories are heard and discussed, songs are sung, models made and cards coloured all in the context of learning about God and his family. Contact: Janet Hemming 0113 2782735
Age-appropriate teaching and fun for primary school aged children. The group starts in the parish centre at 9.30am and later joins the service in church for communion. The Fireworks enjoy telling us about what they’ve been up to in their group, and sometimes plan and lead a full service for the main congregation with fantastic results! Contact: Alison Gallant 0113 2591014
Youth at St Chad’s
We’re currently developing our provision for youth, beginning with social activities in the bar-lounge on Friday nights. We expect to run a Youth Alpha Course in the next few months. Contact: Hannah Lievesley 0113 2103497